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Songs of Life ::
exposition/recitals of artists’ music and sound works

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
and
SLAVE PIANOS
present

Aperto 2000

Graeme Leak :: electronics/percussion

DJ Shake’n’Bake :: turntables

part of the Slave Pianos International Biennale 2000

Monday 17 July 2000, 6:30 p.m.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Dallas Brooks Drive
South Yarra, Victoria, 3141


PROGRAMME ::

Martin KIPPENBERGER
for KAT midi controller, AKAI sampler, and acoustic percussion.

Filippo Tommaso MARINETTI
for KAT midi controller, AKAI sampler, and acoustic percussion.

Martin CREED for KAT midi controller and AKAI sampler.

Hermann NITSCH for two turntables

Peter TYNDALL as Slave Guitars for two turntables

Lawrence WEINER/Jennifer HOLZER/+ for two turntables, KAT midi controller, and AKAI sampler

Christoper BURDEN for two turntables, KAT midi controller, and AKAI sampler

SLAVE ARCHIVE (extrait) for two turntables, KAT midi controller, AKAI sampler, and acoustic percussion


NOTES ::

Graeme Leak is an acclaimed percussionist and experimental composer whose sound works are widely performed throughout the world. For this performance Mr Leak has studied the vast Slave Archive and painstakingly constructed a virtual instrument that is played via the KAT Midi Controller. His extensive touring will next see him perform at the Edinburgh Festival.

DJ Shake’n’Bake is a hip hop turntablist currently working with Australian band The Avalanches. He was a finalist in the 1999 International Turntablists Federation Championships. For this performance Mr DeKruz will cut breaks from a set of vinyl acetates that have been especially pressed for the occasion.

SLAVE PIANOS is an organisation devoted to the collection, analysis, performance, and recomposition of sound work by visual artists. In the last year SLAVE PIANOS have presented exhibitions and performances in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Glasgow, Kassel, New York, Los Angeles, St Petersburg, and Moscow; and have collaborated with DJ Olive, DJ Kuya, the Flux String Quartet, the Krasnyi Quartet, the Elektra String Quartet, the DeFLOCKeD String Quartet, Barney McAll, the Anti-JAZZ Bentet, FLUBB, Robbie Rhodes (Mechanical Music Association), Astra Chamber Music Society, RMIT Gallery, CEC International Partners, La Trobe University Music Dept. and QRS research division.

Slave Pianos Internationale Bienniale 2000 would like to thank: Jennipher Duncan, Stuart Koop, Vikki McInnes, Callum Morton, Tony Kesminas, Brendan Wall, Rachel Young, Peter Wilson, Sarah Morris, Suzanne Davies, Jon Campbell, Tony Milillo, Tommy Zdanius, Dave O’Brien, John Burns, Andrius Lipsys, Jane Crawford, Helen Saniga, Nick Girling.

Authors: SLAVE PIANOS

© SLAVE PIANOS and ACCA

Slave Pianos is represented by Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney


ARCHIVE ::

Chris BURDEN
American, sculptor b. Boston MA 1946
The Atomic Alphabet, 1982

Alison KNOWLES
American, fluxist b. New York NY 1933
Nivea Cream Piece - for Oscar [Emmett] Williams, 1962

Jenny HOLZER
American, sculptor, activist b. Gallipolis, OH, 1950
Untitled, 1981

Martin CREED
Scottish, sculptor b. Wakefield 1966
Work No. 117, 1995

Herman NITSCH
Austrian, aktionist b. Vienna 1938
Music der 66 Aktion, 1998

Emmet WILLIAMS
American, poet b, New York NY 1932
Voice Piece for la Monte Young, 1963

Joe JONES
American, fluxist, b. New York NY 1935
Flux Music Box, 1966

Stephen PRINA
American, sculptor, educator b. Galesburg Ill. 1954
The Devil, Probably, 1997

David WOJNAROWICZ with 3 teens Kill 4
American, painter, activist b. Red Bank NJ 1954, d.1992
Hunger, 1997

Dan GRAHAM
American, sculptor b. Urbana IL 1942
Untitled, 1981

Filippo Tommaso MARINETTI
Italian, futurist b. 1876, d.1944
La Battaglia di Adrionopoli, 1926

Jonas MEKAS
Lithuanian, filmmaker b. 1922
Composition, 1996

Laurence WEINER
American, sculptor, linguist b. New York NY, 1942
Having Been Done At / Having Been Done To, 1973

SLAVE PIANOS performing
George BRECHT
American, sculptor, fluxist b. Halfway Oreg. 1926
Comb Music (Comb Event), 1959–62

Bruce McLEAN
Scottish, painter b. Glasgow 1944
Nicky nacks Noo Department (Everybody’s doing it)

Magdalena ABAKANOWICZ
Polish, soft sculptor b. Warsaw, 1930
Cough, 1986

Thurston MOORE
American, musicologist
The Fucking Youth of Today, 1981

Y PANTS
founded circa 1978
Magnetic Attraction, 1980

ADAWO
Australian, pop band, founded 1999
One Whole Song, 1999

George BRECHT with James Tenney
American, sculptor, fluxist b. Halfway Oreg. 1926
Flux Chemist

Richard LONG
English, stroller b. Bristol 1945
Walking in a straight line, 1982

Peter TYNDALL as Slave Guitars
Australian, painter b. Melbourne 1951
6, 1981

Martin KIPPENBERGER
German, sculptor b. Dortmund 1953, d. 1997
Ja, Ja, Ja, Nee, Nee, Nee, 1995

Chris BURDEN
American, sculptor b. Boston MA 1946
Velvet Water, 1974

Barbara KRUGER
American, sculptor b. Newark NJ 1945
Untitled Technology, 1981

Mike KELLEY with Destroy All Monsters
American, sculptor b. Wayne, Michigan 1954
Dry Hump, 1993

Vito ACCONCI
American, sculptor b. Bronx NY, 1940
Now do you Believe the Dirty Dogs are Dead, 1980

SLAVE PIANOS performing
Katharina FRITSCH
German, sculptor b. Essen 1956
Unken, 1990

Ilya KABAKOV with Vladmir TARASOV
Ukranian, installationist b. Dniepropetrovsk, 1933
“Olga Georgievna, Something is Burning”, 1993